We live in a highly connected world. With more than 500 respondents to our recent change management certification survey, we caught a glimpse of how people in this profession participate in various communities.
For background, see Part 1: Demographics.
First, we were pleased to see that ACMP is gaining recognition as a brand. With such a diverse set of respondents, it's impressive that only 10% had not heard of us before. Lots of engagement! We are a growing presence in the world of change.
Of course there are many other groups with fantastic missions and people to be a part of. A large part of the group are members of the Project Management Institute.
The Other category included a wide variety of associations, most notably:
International Association of Business Communicators
International Coach Federation
Certified Management Consultants
Human Resources associations
We asked: "What professional certifications do you currently have outside of change management?" Again, a wide variety of answers with Project Management Professional leading, and Other including:
CHRP / Human Resources
21 Hours on the Road to CCMP
Finally, we were very interested in whether people had completed change management training. This is critical to the Certified Change Management Professional™ (CCMP™) designation as it requires 21 hours of change management training. 63% said "Yes" with the majority having taken their training with a member of the ACMP Qualified Education Providers™. That will expedite the application process for them.
Tomorrow: Part 3: Benefits and Issues of a new Certification